Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Current Project

A blogging friend asked me to show the current project I have going.  I found this pattern in the April, l999 (issue 37) American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  Since it's a paper pieced project and uses lots of tiny scraps, I jumped right in on it.  That was a couple of years ago, and this winter and spring I picked it back up and plan to finish the piecing at least.  The name, Scrap Apple, comes from the fact that it's the Pineapple block made from scraps.

This was with the picture: "Quiltmaker Betty Lenz pulled scraps from her stash to make the 120 foundation pieced Pineapple blocks for the center of this quilt.  She also used scraps to applique flowers on a solid black background for a stunning finish."

The blocks are six inches, finished, and I have put a dime on the pattern to show how small the pieces are.

I have pieced 88 of the 120 needed, so I'm getting there.  I try to piece at least one block each afternoon.  I love doing this, picking and sorting through the little colorful scraps and seeing the finished blocks made from pieces so small that most would be thrown away.  I think it will be a pretty quilt.  "Waste not, want not."


A follow-up to the previous post:
Easter Sunday came on my birthday this year and so the girls brought supper that evening.  One daughter brought a bag of 50 gladiolus bulbs to give half of them to me.  Ah-ha!  A perfect chance to "pass off" the little doll head!  While she was busy with something else, I offered to open the package, then let her count out the bulbs.  When I opened the bag, I slipped the doll inside with the bulbs; he's almost the same color and size.  She put her hand inside the bag, and said, "I think this one must be ..." (rotten) and lifted out Shelby.  We all had a big laugh!  Isn't laughter supposed to be the best medicine anyway?

Have a good 'un!
Charlotte


18 comments:

  1. they look so pretty, I made some 6 inch pineapples once and quit after 16 of them and made a wall hanging - you are doing so good! I had intended a queen size and sure never got close

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  2. They are beautiful! I don't think I would have the patience to work with such small pieces. Happy belated birthday to you, and I hope your Easter was nice too. Perfect time to pass off Shelby--haha! What fun. :D

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  3. I love your scrappy blocks! That is going to be a wonderful quilt top!

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  4. This quilt is going to be beautiful. I already liked seeing the two squares next to each other.

    Happy and colorful! Happy Quilting ~ FlowerLady

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  5. You continue to amaze me with what you can do with tiny pieces of colorful cloth. This is going to be a beautiful, beautiful quilt...a treasure for sure!

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  6. Oh Wow, that is going to be a beauty. I'd love to try it sometime. Happy Belated Birthday. I know you enjoyed it so much and it being on Easter was even more special. Hugs, xo

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  7. Well happy birthday busy lady! Those blocks are beautiful! What a fun idea to put the dolls head in the bag!

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  8. Just beautiful Charlotte! What a fun thing to do with the doll head!

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  9. You have taken on some very big quilting projects this year. They are all wonderful. My goodness this newest project has some very tiny pieces. I hope you had a very Happy Birthday. That was a perfect way to pass on the dolls head.

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  10. No I wasn't in the school picture. I just picked it and the poem up on the web. Thanks so much for your sweet words. Hugs, xo

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  11. Oh my
    your new quilt
    another beauty.
    You amaze me with your sewing talent
    wish I had it :)
    Sending you blessings this day...

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  12. OMG! I love it! So small, but so vibrant and breathtaking! I just have to try it - AFTER I finish my many projects! And what a trick with Shelby. HAHA. Isn't it amazing how a simply doll head can bring joy to a family. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  13. This will be a gorgeous quilt! Tee Hee you are so sneeky!

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  14. I love your header photo. Hope you had a very Happy Birthday. The Scrap Apple quilt pattern is beautiful. I love the pattern and colors. You are a very talented person.

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  15. Oh such tiny pieces. It's going to be (and already is) very beautiful. :)

    I have a few bulbs I need to put in the ground here, and keep forgetting.

    Take care!
    xoxo

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  16. Oh, I'm sorry:
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
    xoxo

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  17. These squares are going to make a beautiful quilt. Happy belated Birthday!

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